Friday, March 4, 2005

10 Things I've Done That You Probably Haven't

Mine are pretty mundane compared to many in the blogosphere but:

1. talked to James Brown’s parole officer

2. watched four movies in theatres in a single day

3. on that same theme: had three blood tests in one day (everything turned out fine)

4. followed the Tiananmen Square protest march in D.C.

5. boarded a commercial flight by waving at the pilot and having him open the plane door

6. shaken hands with George Wallace (I was about 12 and not proud of it then or now)

7. published a political expose that resulted in death threats, smashed car windows, phone taps and an FBI investigation (admittedly it was college politics involving spoiled frat boys but otherwise real enough)

8. received 90 free CDs in one month (the main perk for being a music critic)

9. played music on a radio show that prompted somebody to phone claiming the station was off the air (a Merzbow track) and another that had somebody walk into the station and offer $10 if I would break the record in half (Killdozer’s cover of “Sweet Home Alabama” and I didn’t take the offer)

10. contributed artwork to Greil Marcus’ Lipstick Traces